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BENNETT, Dr John Atkinson

Phone: +61 3 9905 3484, Fax: +61 3 9905 3454
eMail: john.bennett@eng.monash.edu.au

Reader, Researcher Program 3, Australian Telecommunications Cooperative Research Centre

Ph.D., (Physics) RAAF Academy, (Melbourne), 1971, B.Sc. (Physics), (Melbourne), 1965, B.E. (Elec.), (Melbourne), 1964


Selected Research interests:

Radar, remote sensing, satellite communications, space physics, ionospheric radio propagation, ray tracing, waves in space plasmas, microwave propagation through rain, mathematical formulation of electromagnetic problems. Work is predominantly theoretical and carried out in collaboration with experimentalists based in Australia or overseas

A major current project is concerned with development of improved techniques of target location for use in the Jindalee Operational Radar Network (JORN). JORN, described as the "cornerstone of [Australia's] national defence" (The Australian, 9/4/96) is a major national project

The Tasman International Geospace Environment Radar (TIGER) for geospace research is a collaborative project involving Australian scientists and the British Antarctic Survey. TIGER, will operate both as a stand-alone radar and as a component of the international SuperDARN network to investigate the interaction between the solar wind and the earth's atmosphere. There are may opportunities for research projects

Other areas of interest include the formation of radio ducts and the propagation of microwave radiation through rain, radar absorbing materials, and radar cross section calculations

Selected Publications:

Bennett, J. A. (1974). Complex Rays for Radio Waves in an Absorbing Ionosphere. Proc. IEEE 62: 1577-1585

Norman, R. J., Dyson P. L., and Bennett J. A. (1997). Analytic Ray Parameters for the Quasi-Cubic Segment Model. Radio Science 32: 387

Norman R. J, Dyson P. L., and Bennett J. A. (1999). A ray tracing technique for determining ray tubes in anisotropic media. Radio Science in press

Ong, C. Y., Bennett J. A., and Dyson P. L. (1998). An improved method of synthesizing ground backscatter ionograms for spherical ionospheres. Radio Science 33: 1173-1185

Russell, C. J., Dyson P. L., Houminer Z., Bennett J. A. and Li, L.W., (1997). The effect of large scale ionospheric gradients on backscatter ionograms. Radio Science 32: 1975



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